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AquaSmart Safety Features


Lid Lock

The lid of your AquaSmartTM washer is locked during the wash cycle, ensuring safety for you and your family while it is operating.

The ‘Lid Locked’ light (above the START/PAUSE button) is illuminated when the lid lock is activated, letting you know at a glance if you can open the lid or not.

To unlock the lid at any time during the cycle touch START/PAUSE.

The lid will be locked from the start of the wash to the end, unless START/PAUSE is pressed.


Constant interruptions to the wash cycle may affect wash performance and cycle time.

If the lid is left open, your AquaSmartTM washer will be unable to lock the lid, and the cycle will be halted. The washer will beep to alert you and display a warning message on the screen. If this occurs, ensure that the lid is closed and touch START/PAUSE.


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Fig.14 Lid Lock

  • Do not put anything down the lid lock slot in the top deck of your machine.

  • Do not try to disable the lid lock.

Auto Drain

  • Unsupervised clothes washers filled with water can present a drowning hazard to small children. In order to minimize any risk of this type of accident, your AquaSmartTM has been pre-programmed to know when this potential hazard is created and drain the wash water to a safe level.
  • If you pause your AquaSmartTM at any time during the wash cycle when there is water in the basket, the machine will activate the AUTO DRAIN function after 3 minutes. This will drain the water in the wash basket to an acceptable level, minimizing any potential hazard.
  • A message will be displayed on the digital display while AUTO DRAIN is in operation. The cycle can be restarted when AUTO DRAIN is in operation by touching START/PAUSE.
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